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13-5, all-time in elimination games. we are sending in ace to the hill tonight. >> this is new territorial for them, but gonzalez will be on the hill tonight. he was coming off of nine dais rest. that's understandable. he is a 21 game winner,. >> and tonight, again, all eyes are going to be on jason worth. there was some criticism, obviously, in the previous year, came in hitting .232. people saying, maybe he wasn't worth his wait. but he certainly defied that last night. >> i think every person was glad he did it, because a lot of people have given him some slack over the years. he stepped up to the plate. that's why they brought him up. >> let's take you to the highlights and pick it up in the bottom of the 9th. jason worth leading off. after falling behind, ball les, 13th pitch of the at bat.
an absolutely no doubter. a game-winning walkoff shot. the reason we are here worth's dramatic sports, a deciding game five. it has taken two short years for d.c. to become a baseball crazy town. >> fas have been great. showing up in record numbers. i went to a hockey game and the place was packed. and they said, somebody said, just a few short years ago, this place was empty. so i knew that a winning ball club would bring the fans and here we are two years later and they are showing up. it's awesome. >> seems like the last two months, our crowd has been electric. and it translates to the players. we feed off it. my guys like playing for a packed house. it was fun. really fun for me. i don't get excited too much,
but i was excited seeing the crowd. >> and really excited for the 40,000 fans out here. mike shanahan, he actually met jason worth when worth was two years old through mutual friends. and he said hey, he threw the ball so well, i was disappointed he signed with the nats. >> it's impressive when you have genes at two and three years old and impressing a coach. bob barner, i'm sure they will be pouring in here shortly. >> i reached through the gate, i have gotten one of these. every fan coming to the game tonight will get a towel. the gates don't open for another hour. some folks are already here. they have been here for about an hour. still 3 1/2 hours until the first pitch. it's going to be cool, it's windy, but looking forward to it. we talked to some fans earlier. >> i have been waiting this since 1955 when they first came
to griffith stadium. the center lost 4-2. i've been waiting for tonight for 57 years. that's what i think about this. >> how thrilling is this thing? >> this is history, man. this is history. i mean, i can't explain it. it's like the solidarity between the washingtonians from maryland, the whole dmv. everybody was saying hi to each other. everybody kept screaming, you know, screaming out chants and stuff, it was really nice. >> i don't have a ticket yet. >> you are hoping to get one. >> i am, fingers crossed. i'm hoping to get more than one. >> how much are you willing to pay? >> i don't know. for one, it depends. i'm already here. hopefully -- i don't know. hopefully i'll get a good deal. i've been looking all day. they are expensive. >> what are the legitimate ones costing? >> only thing they have right now at the ticket booth is like
$300. >> a lot of cash. >> yeah. >> i'm not willing to pay that much. i'm cautiously optimistic. we were here last night, i'm excited. i think that will carry us over. >> what was that like? >> it was very exciting. especially toward the end when jason hit that home run. it was incredible and the atmosphere was great. >> reporter: and as you see live now, bryce harper is waiting to get into the ballpark. no, just a fan wearing one of the many named jerseys here. i did go over to the nats ticket box window and the cheapest seat you can get, the only seat is a $315 ticket to one of the suites. that's all they have left. they sold the standing room only seats this morning. they went fast. so really, if you don't have a ticket, i'm assuming all these people do, then if you don't have a ticket, it's going to cost you $300 plus to see this game. a cool night, windy, one of our guys clocked a 30-mile an hour gust. it's been windy.
we don't know what it will do for the home run balls. but everybody is excited. still 3 1/2 hours until the first pitch. people are here and looking forward to this game. >> thanks, bob. i know the ticket won't be cheap, but hopefully it will be worth it. you look back at game three and they set an attendance record. that was a 1:00 start. yesterday, a 4:30 start, today, prime time. 8:30, perhaps the attendance surpasses 4517. >> this crowd was awesome last night. when the bullpen came in, they struck out eight straight batters, fans were on their feet, doing everything they need to be doing. it is chilly, we'll see how that factors into this game. >> october baseball, any day in october is a good day for baseball, but it is a little chilly. >> you can't complain. you cannot complain about it. >> she's from arizona. come on, california. >> where did you buy that scarf? where did you find that? >> yeah, i had to dig it out of the boxes. >> it was mine, i lended it to
you. >> it really looks nice, scott, we like that. >> thank you. >> listen, i have my red tie because i had to represent. you can't get in fox 5 before they hand one of these. sue is handing them out. she has a bag of stuff over here. listen, let me show you the temperatures. that cold front has come through and temperature is dropping right now. bob mentioned the breeze. it's been kicking up a little bit. it will die down a little bit. but it's still going to be breezy and chilly out there, too. manassas already down to 57. the ballpark in the upper 50s right now. first pitch at 8:37. we are thinking first pitch rings right around 50, 51 degrees. it will feel cooler than that because the wind will still be probably 10, maybe 15 miles per hour coming in from the northwest and the north and we'll eventually be falling into the upper 40s. now listen, it is game by game.
i understand. but sunday's weather, we're talking 70s. sunday's weather, we're talking 70s. scott, lindsey. >> sunday would be game one of the nlcs. it will be right here and on fox 5. so let's hope we get 70- degree weather. we will say that tonight's game is the 1,299th game in nationals franchise history. >> they also got their 100th win last night, which is a great accomplishment. >> we should round this thing up to 13. we have to win so we can round it up to 13 in game one. let's send it back to the studio. >> thanks. you can certainly feel the excitement building. and hey, all you out there, while you are at the game, you can e-mail your pictures at that is >> fresh off last night's debate between the two vice presidential candidates, mitt romney and paul ryan returned
today. giving props for his fiery debate last night. there is fallout following a debate. >> if you talk to each one of these campaigns, they'll tell you that they think they accomplished what they each set out to do. for the vice president, that was to inject energy. over on the other side for paul ryan, it was to repeat and drive home the romney message that this country is on the wrong track and in their words, need a new direction. the focus returned where it will be from here on in. president obama and mitt romney. >> touching down in virginia, mitt romney firing up his supporters. >> now did you get a chance to watch the debate last night? >> at a richmond rally, romney declared paul ryan as thursday's winner. >> he layed out our five point plan to get this economy going. the other candidate, just
attacks. >> after watching the debate on air force one, the president emerged with a different winner. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. i thought he made a strong case. >> the polls differed. cbs news poll said biden won 50% to ryan's 32%. cnn's poll had ryan winning 50% to biden's 41%. much like the polls, the candidates styles also clashed. >> that's a bunch of malarkey. >> they got their hands in the cookie jar. >> the vice president brought bluster big grins and verbal broadsides. >> what are they talking about? >> oh my goodness, where did it come from? >> while paul ryan delivered a prosecution of the obama administration's record. >> they haven't put a credible solution on the table. this is what politicians do when they don't have a record to run on. >> does a vice presidential debate impact the presidential
race? some analysts say biden's debate tactics help the president. >> he's been around politics for a long time. i don't think he stepped outside. it's who joe biden is. >> joe biden's interruptions came off as inpolite. >> he was smiling and grimacing and grinning. it's almost like they put joker juice in the water he had. >> from now on, the focus will stay squarely on the president and mitt romney. in a race that is tight and running down on time. >> looking ahead now, president obama will be heading to williamsburg, virginia, this weekend. that is where he will hold up with his advisers and prepare for the next presidential debate. that's going to be on tuesday, october 16, in long island, new york. mitt romney's campaign says they are expecting a regular part of the schedule in the remaining three week of this
campaign. >> tuesday, again, 9:00. tom fitzgerald, thank you. we want to hear from you as election day nears. tweet us your thoughts ability the race for the white house. the senate race in virginia. lots to talk about. just use the hash tag, fox5dcyoudecide. flu season around the corner, but should you get a shot to protect yourself? the cdc breaks down some common myths. the susan g. komen foundation kicking off a three day walk. find out why numbers are down this year. also ahead, michael vick raising eyebrows after revealing his family pet. this one, tough to watch. we'll tell you what happened to a bus driver who was caught on camera punching a female passenger. stay close.  [ male announcer ] president obama says he's creating jobs,
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fox 5 health alert now. a medical examiner says a man is dead. an autopsy confirms 47-year-old douglas winngate died last month after receiving a spinal injection connected to that nationwide outbreak. at least 184 people were made sick. a minnesota woman is the first to file a lawsuit in connection with the outbreak. the woman is suing the maker of the steroid after she was given an injection for back pain and experienced symptoms consistent
with fungal meningitis. she has been tested and waiting for the results. it is estimated nearly 14,000 patients have been given the tainted injections and could be at risk for developing the rare form of fungal meningitis. it's almost flu season, but a lot of people opt not to get a flu shot. the cdc is trying to bust the myths to keep people from getting the annual vaccine. george franko report. >> the flu shot is a mess for eric, a new dad to a little girl nearly three weeks old. >> got a newborn in the house. just to be extra special and take as many precautions to keep her health up. >> not everyone shares her enthusiasm. >> i feel like people get sick when they get it, i avoid it. >> the flu vaccine raised other concerns on our facebook page. >> jessica says that many vaccines are made with aborted fetal cells. true? >> i'm not aware of any human
cells. we are talking about see rum from cows. >> there is no data to indicate any harmful effects associated with serum from cows, but isn't convinced. >> i feel like yes, it is unsafe. i believe you should use other methods, like eat healthy. >> jessica believes it's hit or miss. she writes. >> there's a 1% that they use the right strains in the vaccine. >> i would say we have a good track record, much, much higher than 1% success rate. >> i haven't had a flu shot and don't want one, especially after the shot that gave so many people meningitis. >> there's absolutely no connection whatsoever to the current situation involving meningitis and people having gotten flu shots. >> someone else worried about fermaldahyde. >> these levels are very, very low. >> skinner says flu shots have minimal side effects, which
include soreness around the injection and possibly a low grade fever. >> vaccination against flu is the single most important that people can do to protect themselves. >> will you ever get a flu shot? >> no. >> no flu shot for you? >> never. >> the cdc says people with severe allergies to eggs should avoid flu shots since eggs is used in the processing, but people most susceptible should get that shot. the fda has given the green light for a new autism study. scientists in california say the study will evaluate whether stem cell therapy can help improve language and behavior in children with autism. researchers say the study is in the early stages and even if the results are positive, it could be a long time until the study is open to the general population. a fake delivery coming from a small package. linda weighed in at just 110- pounds, 5'2".
so imagine her surprise when she gave birth to a 12-pound, 23-inch baby this week. >> everything is still surreal to me. i couldn't believe it. i am like, her cheeks are so big. me, i was only 110. i was so skinny. >> two babies right here. we have two babies. >> she's precious. baby alyia is healthy and home with mom and dad, as you can see. focusing back on weather, a live look outside. pretty gorgeous out there. did you notice what i noticed, maurine? it's almost time to start raking leaves. the wind whipping around all those leaves. >> it was crisp, cool day. i like it. fall is the time to get your juices going, move a little faster. right gary? >> i say just the opposite. curl up in front of a fire. >> you aren't going to take a stroll, are you? >> fight among yourself and
i'll get to the forecast. >> put them up, all right. >> i'll be back. we'll see how this discussion ends in a minute or so. let's go right now and show you where temperatures are because it does have a fall feel out there and the winds are kicking up a little bit. still gusting in some cases, 20, 25 miles per hour out there. the front has moved well on off to the east of us now and tempe 58 here in town. gaithersburg 54. frederick is 55 and 62 degrees in fredericksburg. you can see a cloud there, i lay the front on for you so you can see how it is passed by. all the rain as expected stay well up to the north. a few showers were passing by the bronx, of course the orioles were playing up there. they should be in good shape. it will be a chilly one up there as well. listen, here's what takes place for the next several hours. first of all, i zoom in. i want you to see, there are a few clouds passing by. no rain associated with this and we should be in good shape. temperature about 54 degrees by
7:00. chilly breeze, that breeze will continue. it's not going to subside with the setting sun like they do sometimes. then we just start cooling down after the sunsets. 49 here in town. by 11:00, about 47 degrees or so and it will be colder out in the suburbs and i guess this would be a good time for me to mention there is a freeze warning. there is a frost advisory coming up in the full forecast. we'll show you exactly which counties are affected by which and if you want to bring the tender vegetation in, my money is on maurine, how did you guys do? >> i say slow down, build a fire. i don't argue with her. >> you are still talking about this. wow. some things never change, gary. we'll see you soon. >> the space shuttle endeavor is embarking on its final journey. it is heading to its retirement home at the california science center. it's going to take the shuttle two days to travel 12 miles to reach the los angeles museum. giving fans lots of chances to
come out and get a good look at endeavor. >> i teach at a school that is close by here and it flew right over the school. my students were just, they were out there in the yard and they were amazed. they were running and screaming. and so to see it passing through the neighborhood, too, it's just, i don't have words for it. >> since the shuttle's 78-foot wingspan won't fit easily, 400 trees and traffic lights had to come down. there are plans, however, to replant new trees in the future. did you hear me? two days to travel 12 miles. up in space, it's like -- >> pretty cool stuff. coming up, a former bus driver goes through a building where she works. >> we keep saying it, hard to watch this. talk about taking things way too far. find out what happened to a bus driver who slapped a female passenger in the face.
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two of the men police say were responsible for a vicious attack on capitol hill appeared in court this afternoon. tommy branch and sunny will remain jailed until their next hearing next month. a third system, michael moore, appeared in court yesterday and waived his right to a preliminary hearing. they are accused of beating thomas as he walked home in august. he suffered a traumatic brain injury in the attack. sentencing today for a former prince georges county school bus driver rammed her bus into a trailer last year. a judge sentenced teresa douglas for ten years in prison and ordered her to serve five of those years. prince georges county state's attorney, angela brooks says douglas was targeting a coworker. the trailer was used as an employee lounge for the bus drivers. >> miss douglas' conduct in my mind was absolutely absurd.
she was exacting revenge against an individual who was not even present in the building at the time that she rammed her bus, her school bus into the side of this building. >> douglas will be on probation for five years after she is released. a cleveland bus driver has been suspended after video surfaced of him punching a female passenger. a warning for you, the video you are about to see is disturbing. >> oh my goodness. another passenger recorded the moments leading up to the fight. it shows the two arguing and the passenger approaching the driver. you can't see exactly what she did to him, but moments later, you see the driver get up and punch the woman in the face knocking her to the ground. the cleveland transit authority is now investigatorring this very awful matter. coming up tonight at 5:00, a woman who glued her daughter's hands to the wall is sentenced for doing the unthinkable to her child. >> plus, we'll tell you why
eagles quarterback, michael vick is in the dog house with animal lovers tonight. >> oh yeah, i like to see the nats, just as much as the o's. >> we found an exciting guy there. and could we see a beltway battle in the world series? we're talking to o's and nats fans. some of them awfully worked up as both teams fight for survival in the playoffs. stay with us.
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and welcome back. this is a very special night for baseball fans in our area. the orioles are take on the yankees in new york. the nationals are going to bat against the cardinals. the winners go on to the league championship series. >> welcome out, lindsey murphy to my left, i'm scott smith. if you're a fan, do you choose one team or cheer for both?
paul wagner has the story on that. >> reporter: scott and lindsey, it wasn't all that long ago, many people thought the baltimore, washington area couldn't support two baseball teams. i think that argument has been put to rest. so, what happens when you live exactly half way between each city? who do you cheer for? nats, o's, or both? we went to laurel today and posed that question. >> oh yeah, i like to see both teams go. i mean, the nats just as much as the o's. >> what happens if they play each other in the world series? >> even better. even better. >> then what do you do? >> get a two for one jersey. half o's, half nats. >> how about you? o's or nats? >> i'll be taking the o's. really could care less about the nats. >> 3-2, and a drive hit deep to left field. looking up, way back, it's gone. >> i definitely see more
national fans down around this way. but it doesn't matter where i am. i'm an o's fan through and through. >> no soft spot for the nats? >> not really. >> yankees could be a swing away. >> if the orioles take us out, i'll be rooting for the o's all the way. >> really? >> absolutely. are you kidding me? yes. >> what about the nationals? >> i like the nationals, too. i think they have a really nice, strong, young team. >> so, scott and lindsey, i got to tell you, i have a soft spot for the nationals, but man, i'm pulling really, really hard for the orioles tonight. >> i think i'm split on this one. i would do nats and orioles. how great would it be to see the world series with the orioles facing the nationals. i know we have a split newsroom. >> two examples of that. fox 5's bob, die hard yankees
fan. paul wagner has been waiting 15 years for his o's to be here. we bring them both back in. there's no better place to resolve this matter. we are going to have you guys duke it out right now. >> let's see who can win. >> who is going to win? come on. >> you're from new mexico. >> new jersey. i grew up in long island, new york. a yankees fan, all the way. >> i'm a yankee fan, the big news tonight in new york is that they are sitting down a- rod. a-rod will not start. the yankees do what they have to do to win and they are looking forward to their world series title and they don't care if the o's are in the way. >> don't you get tired of winning? you have a shortstop, you don't have a-rod in there. you have a guy that can't hit his weight. i mean, i'm looking at this now. what's this guy? granderson hitting .053 in give me a break. they are going to take it tonight and you're gone. you're going down.
>> the a-rod thing is good or bad, because they could rally around him and say hey, we're going to step up the rally. what is your take on that if. >> well, i think it's a good thing for the team, guys, because his bat has been silenced. his passion doesn't seem to be there. and you know what? i think it's a smart move, cici is going to be on the mound and you know what? the yankees have no mercy. who doesn't like to win? that shortstop you're talking about, derek jeter, how many rings does he have? >> let me stop you right there. the bullpen in baseball, bobby, let me tell you something. when i was at oriole park tuesday, monday night it was. i could feel the breeze in the stands when these guys were swinging. they can't hit the ball. so i'm telling you, there's been no runs scored. we're going to win tonight, it's all over. >> we are going to see another jeffrey mayer moment. >> sorry. it was close last night. >> we are owed for that. >> the jeffrey thing, that's over.
that is a curse. the o's are going to take that bat. it's been 15 years. we have been living with that. i'm done. this is it. >> i'll tell you the truth. i took my young kids to three o's games this year. it's been a lot of fun. it's been great. they are a great team. a great story. but they are going down. >> hey. that's what makes the horse race, right bob? >> that's right, pauly. >> this is like a presidential debate. >> exactly. the heels of the vice presidential debate. >> that's malarkey. you have to love it. this is october baseball, we have two games in the dmv. the yankees and o's are underway as we speak. and actually, if you look at this series, they are split right down the middle. 22 innings, so the deciding one will be tonight and the deciding one tonight, who moves on to the nlcs, that's coming up at 8:30. we're going to be here to cover it all. we're excited to get this underway.
>> i have not seen pauly and bobby b. so fired up since the beginning of their vacation. >> let's hope they are in different rooms. >> keep them separated. when you wait this long, it's just so exciting and i have a lot of respect for the yankees. i can't stand it when i hear these fans go and say the yankees, you know what, because they don't. neither team does. they are very, very evenly matched and i can't wit wait to see what happens. i'm running out the door as soon as this is over. >> scott, lindsey, we'll take it from here. thank you. we're going to have live coverage of both games tonight at 10:00 and the news edge at 11:00. >> tough to break those guys up it is exciting. let's talk about this one. michael vick is a dog owner again. coming up, why the eagles quarterback said the decision revolves around his children. we heard of a bucket list,
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or stopped looking for work. they're suffering in this country. the president would prefer raising taxes. the problem with raising taxes is that it slows down the rate of growth. i'm not going to raise taxes on anyone, because when the economy's growing slow like this, when we're in recession you shouldn't raise taxes on anyone. my plan is to bring down rates to get more people working. my priority is putting people back to work in america. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message.
three years after serving time on dog fighting charges, michael vick is a dog owner again. his family has a dog. in a statement vick said he understands the strong emotions some poem would feel about his decision to have a pet, but he says it's important to make sure his children develop a healthy relationship with animals. vick served 18 months in federal prison for his role in the dog fighting ring. a therapy dog who typically spends his days visiting cancer patients in florida is now battling cancer himself. take a look. this is conradt. he just finished radiation tweement on a snout and lost some of the fur in the process. conradt's owner says despite the cancer, the dog has a bucket list. a visit to seaworld. >> he had a bucket list. no better way than with a big smiling dolphin. >> doctors diagnosed the dog with a rare bone cancer in his nose. they say he is recovering and ready to get back to work.
important work indeed. the dogs help lower the blood pressure. >> he is on his way to recovery. >> a husband shaves his head to support his wife. why that decision ended up being a lifesaver. they are walking to find a cure for breast cancer. i'm beth parker. i'll tell you what is different this year. we'll have beth's story along with the forecast. get ready for the big chill. gary mcgrayty is coming back after the break. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen.
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a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. welcome back to fox 5 news at 5:00. despite the fall of lance armstrong's cycling career, his cancer fighting lives strong plans to move forward full speed ahead. top executives says the charity
isn't about the bike and will continue fighting for the mission to help cancer victims. that includes the charity's founder. armstrong is scheduled to appear at a handful of events in honor of the foundation's 15th anniversary. had its share of controversy. the komen foundation kicked off early this morning. it takes participants through maryland, d.c., and virginia. here is beth parker. >> next to the fountain is georgetown's waterfront park. they hit mile 13 of their 60- mile journey. this is the komen three-day. to raise money in the fight against breast cancer. >> this is fantastic. i absolutely love it. >> debbie was diagnosed last year, months after the susan g. komen foundation was embroiled in a controversy over withdrawing funding from
planned parenthood. apologized. the controversy did not change debbie's views. >> i mean, the bottom line is, they are doing excellent research in breast cancer and that is my concern. >> my mom passed away from breast cancer at the age of 63. she battled for 13 years and you know, went away, and finally at 63, she passed away. i decided it was time to do something so no other son have to deal with what i was dealing with. >> the proceeds fund breast cancer research and public health outreach. if you are wondering how the controversy involving the komen foundation is affecting events like this, to give you an idea, last year, 2500 people walked this walk. this year it's down to 1600. >> we've had seen a difference in our participation numbers this year, but you know what? the three-day community is stronger than ever. we are appreciative of any
participation numbers because every dollar we raise makes a difference in our fight to end breast cancer. breast cancer never takes a break, and neither can we. >> in washington, beth parker, fox 5 news. a woman's battle against breast cancer may have saved her husband's life. dolly stringer was diagnosed with breast cancer back in april. when she shaved her head to get ready for chemotherapy, her husband shaved his in support. that is when they found evidence of stage three melanoma on his scalp. >> i jumped in the room and said hey, what were you thinking? and they said wow, that's a big ugly black mark on your head. >> if it wasn't for his wife and shaving his head, he would have gone on for many months completely unaware of this. >> doctors say the early detection may have saved his life. incredible story there. >> sure is. gary. so we are done fighting. we are now talking about the weather. >> we weren't fighting.
>> you know -- just discussing. >> there's lots of love. it's like what wagner were doing earlier. bobby and pauly. >> right. >> they will have beers after the show. she has a little baby to tend to. >> i have a bottle of wine to tend to. i kid. >> she is a big merlot fan. >> it's been a long time. >> it's a good night for that, you need something warm. >> chilly, chilly night, right? >> the only reason you need to be outside is if you are at nats park tonight and stay inside, because it's going to be cold. temperatures out in the suburbs will be down to freezing, if not below. now i do have a little thing we'll talk about here with the wind, okay? for later and overnight tonight. if the wind is blowing, that may keep temperatures up a little bit. we need to plan for some real, real cold temperatures out there overnight tonight as this
front is making a difference. here are temperatures right now. they have been falling off the last couple of hours. 58 degrees here in town now. manassas 55. it's a little colder for winchester at 54. 57 in hagerstown. 56 in cumberland, way out west had a little more time for the cooler air to settle in. once the sunsets, temperatures will be falling further. one thing to talk about, too, behind this front, the winds have really kicked up a little bit. still gusting at 24 miles per hour for nationals. quantico is 26. dulles 25. and still back to the north and west, these winds are pretty healthy. they are gusting up around 20, if not above that. and i do believe most of the evening, most of the overnight, these winds will be around 10 to 15 miles per hour. once the sunsets, it will get a little cooler. 54 degrees at 7:00. we'll have a chilly breeze out there. certainly cooling down by 9:00.
in the upper 40s and by 11:00 here in town, 46, 47 degrees. and that is going to be chilly out at nats park. if you are headed out there, make sure you take something to bundle up. 7th inning, it's going to get cooler. colder for the suburbs by 11:00. some of the suburbs will be already down into the upper 30s. the frost and freeze, we have a frost advisory. we have a freeze warning. purple county is under the freeze warning. that's what we are thinking temperatures right at freezing, if a little below. if the wind will die down. if the wind stays again, right around 5, 6, 7 miles an hour. we have a frost advisory around the metro for d.c., fairfax county, down over to prince george, and further down to the south as well. that is where we think temperatures will be flirting with frost. here in town, we'll be lower
40s to upper 30s. i'm not suspecting that there's going to be a big frost issue here in town overnight tonight. so we'll go 42 overnight here in the city. gaithersburg, right at freezing, 32. frederick 28. dulles 34. manassas 37. and again, if the wind is over 5 miles per hour for most of the night, these temperatures probably won't be down to freezing or below. but again, we're going to go ahead and take the numbers down close to that. you'll know that be careful if you need to cover some plants or bring tender vegetation inside. a few clouds with the front moving on through. the rain has stayed up to the north of us and gets a spattering of mixture way up there in the new england states. high pressure is filling in. this is tomorrow's weather for us. it looks like we'll be mostly sunny. underneath high pressure, temperatures in the 60s. but only for one day, because for sunday, the warmer air is going to come right back up into the mid atlantic and beyond and we are talking temperatures here will be 70s
plus. we'll have a mixture of clouds and sun, but stay dry. i think sunday at this point is really looking pretty nice. tomorrow looks good, too, but sunday is good as well. overnight tonight, 41 here in town. freezing and frosting out in the suburbs. it will be mostly clear. right now, forecasting winds to stay right at 5, if not above that. it's real critical in terms of the overnight temperatures. tomorrow we are up to 62 degrees. it will be sunny and cool and a perfect fall day and we'll have a few clouds from here to there. but we are not expecting much in the way of cloud cover at all. just mostly sunny skies. a great fall day tomorrow. if you like it a little bit warmer, sunday is your day. 72 degrees. and then monday, we're going to have showers, maybe a spotty thunderstorm, temperature even warmer up to around 74. we cool off a little bit tuesday. all this on your fox 5 seven- day forecast that takes you all
the way out. it does look -- i know this is a long way. but next weekend, looks like we could be in for real, real cold stuff if the extended miles verify. >> sunday looking good for a game, we hope at nats ballpark. >> and the redskins are playing, too. >> are they playing at fedex? >> i'm not sure. we have been focusing on baseball. >> thanks, gary. still ahead at 5:00, a lot coming your way, but the news edge at 6:00 just minutes away. >> brian bolter is here with a preview. >> a hickup for american airlines. then a key decision in a riot assault case involving the university of maryland. somebody expressed extreme irritation. they pasted something sticky with the word hate on it. this has already been mostly scraped off.
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and glued her hands to the wall with super glue. the child suffered brain bleeding and in a coma for several days. thank you for joining us tonight at 5:00. >> the news edge at 6:00 starts right now. this is fox 5 news edge at 6:00. >> that's dediscrimination. a very racist remark. >> the news edge begins with the strong response to those controversial posters displayed on metro. the ads sparked counterposters. fox 5's john hanrahan got a preview of the posters and joins us now as we monitor metro. >> last week, a federal judge gave the green light for the immediate display on metro of posters by a group supporting israel. the posters implied that some opponents of israel are savages. as you'll see in our story, the posters are controversial, but the forthcoming